True crime buffs will instantly recognise the name, Maura Murray. The case investigating her disappearance has gained increased attention following the Oxygen network’s documentary series, The Disappearance of Maura Murray.
Following the six-part series’ conclusion, the network reported on October 30 that the case had been reopened after new evidence from wood chips collected at a home near the crash site tested positive for human blood.
New Hampshire police have made a statement, revealing that the network's initial claims that the case as been reopened (which have now been revised) are technically false.
On November 2, New Hampshire Public Radio Station reported that state authorities cannot reopen the case because it never closed.
Maura Murray was 21-years-old went she was involved in a car accident in New Hampshire, on February 9 2004. She briefly spoke to residents at the scene however when police arrived at the site of the crash, Murray was gone. Since that night there have been no confirmed sights of Maura and her body was never found.
The fascination with Murray's disappearance is the subject of a popular podcast called Missing Maura Murray, which has reached Serial, and Dirty John levels of obsession among listeners due to the intense complexity of the case.
The Disappearance Of Maura Murray's finale episode revealed that traces of human blood were found at an A-frame house near the crash site. Chuck West of the New Hampshire’s Cold Case Unit told Oxygen that because the sample from the wood chips is so degraded, it would be impossible for them to identify if it belonged to Murray. West confirmed that they are going to re-examine the case and that police have already established three task forces.